The Women, Infants and Children Program, more popularly known as WIC, is a nutrition program made especially for pregnant women, new mothers, children under the age of 5 and infants. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services – Division of Public Assistance offers their own WIC program for the residents of the state.

Alaska WIC Program Eligibility Requirements

To be able to qualify for the program, you must:

  • Be a resident of the state of Alaska
  • Be at nutritional risk which will be determined by a WIC professional
  • Be pregnant, breastfeeding or had a baby within the last 6 months
  • Have a child under the age of 5
  • Meet the income eligibility guidelines

Alaska WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Income eligibility is based on the family’s gross income including tax fees.
  • The family’s PFD’s are included in the total income.
  • The unborn child is counted as a family member for pregnant women.
  • If you are eligible for programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Denali Kid Care, School Lunch or HeadStart and Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP), you automatically meet the income eligibility requirements.

Once you meet these requirements, make an appointment with your local WIC clinic. If you reside in a community without a WIC office, you can apply through Public Health Nurse or your local village health clinic.

At the appointment, bring the following:

  • ID’s, driver’s license, any bill with your address on it, library card etc. for proof of identity and residency (for you and for the child you are applying for)
  • Paycheck stubs, W2 form, proof of eligibility to programs like Food Stamps and MedicAid for proof of income
  • Proof of pregnancy if pregnant
  • Children you are applying for

For other Alaska WIC Program concerns, visit their website or call (907) 465-3100.